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The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of internationalizing a curricular component of the class on preservice teachers. By realigning course objectives and including a content specific Albany State University internationalization initiative framework, the project evaluated the impact on preservice teacher knowledge of culturally relevant pedagogy. The early childhood education candidates, eligible for degrees in Early Childhood Education, researched educational practices on an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Global Approach,...
This article illustrates the findings on multilingualism related to the educational sphere in the city of Rome, within the scope and theoretical framework of the international project LUCIDE (Languages in Urban Communities--Integration and Diversity for Europe). Particularly, it describes the type of linguistic and cultural support offered to plurilingual citizens and the language teaching practices that have emerged from the study of the University of Rome "Foro Italico" Unit, as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries,...
The Haverstock Primary to Secondary Transition Project was designed to improve the experience of transition to secondary school for vulnerable pupils in Camden (London). The project used lesson study to help primary and secondary practitioners work collaboratively, to develop effective cross-phase pedagogical approaches to teaching English/literacy and science. This paper has three specific aims in relation to the project. First it reports on how a design-based research (DBR) method was used to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, Transitional Programs, Communities of Practice,...
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The aim of this article is to analyse adolescents' views of Swedish history. A small number of adults were also included in the study. The analysis shows that, regardless of the age of the informants, Sweden is portrayed as an exception from the world through its legacy of a long peace (in spite of a war-torn distant history) and through its enjoyment of progress, democracy and prosperity. We interpret this as a result of a history culture in which schools as well as other institutions produce...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, European History, Adults, Nationalism, Cultural Influences,...
Much of the concern with young people's historical knowledge centres on factual attainment or disciplinary skills. However, relatively little attention is paid to the relevance that young people attribute to history and how they use the past, and various social representations of history, to relate to the present. Research in this realm tends to emphasize the impact of collective memory narratives on individuals, rather than individuals' agency in using them. In this article, I will examine the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adolescents, Historical Interpretation, Conflict Resolution, Arabs, Jews, Reflection,...
Much academic development work that is framed by academic literacies, especially that focused on writing, is concerned with disciplinary conventions and knowledges: conceptual, practical, and procedural. This paper argues, however, that academic literacies work tends to conflate literacy practices with disciplinary knowledge structures, thus obscuring the structures from which these practices emanate. This paper demonstrates how theoretical and analytical tools for conceptualizing disciplinary...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Case Studies, Literacy, Intellectual Disciplines, Academic...
As the needs and interests of young people are shifting under the influence of demographics and other social developments, "new stories" have started to attract many that undermine the human rights narrative and nurture radical attitudes. This has consequences for human rights education (HRE). As competing narratives have gained a foothold in major target audiences of HRE, the latter has to realize it is facing an uphill battle. The evidence suggests that HRE can no longer rely on the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Civil Rights, Violence, Political Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Attitude Change,...
This paper discusses feedback for developing L2 writing. It presents data from a serendipitous audio-recording of one L2 master's student's tutorial with her dissertation supervisor at a UK university, which is extracted from a 13-month linguistic ethnography. Following "academic literacies" scholars, I view the tutorial as a "literacy event" (Heath, 1982: 83), which, I argue, takes place in a "backstage" (Goffman, 1959) social learning space where student-teacher...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Discourse Analysis, Second Language Learning, Recall (Psychology), Self Concept,...
This article presents a review of extant research on student dropout in Norway, originally undertaken as part of a systematic review. The article contextualizes the foundational principle of equality as championed by the welfare state and identifies the significance of dropout in upper secondary education in Norway. The article then assesses whether dropout has been sufficiently addressed, by exploring dropout measures that have been implemented and evaluated. It is argued that although...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Secondary Education, Dropouts, Dropout Rate,...
This research focuses on the assessment literacy, that is, the understandings of assessment terminologies and how they relate to each other, in academic staff developers in the UK, collected via questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. Academic staff developers have been trained and certified to support new higher education lecturers in learning,teaching, and assessment practices, and provide continuing professional development for more experienced staff. Results showed inconsistent and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Beliefs, Vocabulary, Semi Structured Interviews, Questionnaires,...
This paper reports on recent research aimed at assessing how the management of the undergraduate student experience in English higher education is changing in the light of the new tuition fee regime introduced in 2012, as well as other government policies aimed at creating market-type pressures within the higher education sector. A distinction was observed between the research-intensive universities studied--defined here as institutions where research income comprised 20 per cent or more of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Experience, Commercialization, Foreign Countries, Tuition, Institutional...
The English higher education (HE) system is deeply stratified, with younger students from more privileged backgrounds comprising the majority of the student population. Over the last 15 years considerable investment has been made to widen participation but attempts to evaluate these initiatives and demonstrate impact have presented a major challenge for the HE sector. This paper explores the development and application of a framework for evaluating and researching university-led interventions....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Higher Education, Access to Education, Student...
Since 1997 there have been two concerted attempts to expand the number of medical school students in England: by increasing the size of existing medical schools, and by creating new medical schools. These initiatives have been a direct result of government policy, although policy implementation was delegated to the state apparatus. They also led to a struggle between higher education interests and the General Medical Council for knowledge control. The aim of this article is to offer an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Medical Schools, Medical Education, Medical Students, Educational...
As a contribution to the history of higher education in English further education colleges, two policy episodes are sketched and compared. Both periods saw attempts to expand courses of higher education outside the universities. In the first, ahead of policies to concentrate non-university higher education in the strongest institutions, efforts were made after 1944 to recognize a hierarchy of colleges, with separate tiers associated with different volumes and types of advanced further...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis,...
The London Geography Alliance was established to provide a network of subject-based support to primary and secondary schools, by linking teachers and university lecturers. Workshops and fieldwork were conducted over a 17-month period to address different aspects of the geography curriculum. The effects of the project were evaluated using qualitative and quantitative methods. Primary school teachers improved their knowledge of geography and their confidence to identify and facilitate...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Geography, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation,...
Although the direct links between education and reducing recidivism in prisoners are problematic, there is little argument that education is a factor in promoting reintegration and rehabilitation. There is a current focus in prison education on education for employment, and yet there are no recent or unambiguous data about the skills levels of the prison population. The most often quoted figures are both 15 years out of date and deeply flawed in terms of their comparisons with the general...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Institutionalized Persons, English Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Foreign...
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Toronto, Canada, is emblematic of a new stratum of global cities. Unlike many world capitals, the city has gained stature only over the past half century, having successfully post-industrialized into a new economy and become a major world centre for immigration. Paradoxically, education has emerged as both a major driver of change and a divider of social well-being in the city. To interpret this paradox, we discuss: (1) how Toronto is a node in a global education policy network, particularly as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Global Approach, School Choice, Educational...
This paper reports on a qualitative study investigating the experience and perspectives of students using English as an international language studying transdisciplinary master's degrees related to culture industries at Goldsmiths, University of London. The particular focus of this paper concerns their experiences of writing several different genres on their degree programmes, including a category of written assessment that, in keeping with the transdisciplinary project of opening up...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
In recent years, the main concern of the Chinese Ministry of Education has been the quality of education. Principals are expected to play a key role in guiding the developmental direction of their schools, in guaranteeing the implementation of curriculum reform and in facilitating school-based teacher development. The aim of the study referred to in this article was to investigate the characteristics of principals' educational leadership through a case study of two secondary schools in Beijing....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Leadership, Case Studies, Secondary...
This article presents the results of a study that analyses students' historical narratives of the nation in relation to historical consciousness and how their sense of self-identification with groups affects their narrative structure and orientation. This study was conducted with French Canadian students registered in two high schools (n = 58) and one university (n = 18) in Ottawa, the federal capital of Canada. I found that a strong sense of identification leads young people to construct more...
Topics: ERIC Archive, French Canadians, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, History,...
In New Zealand and Japan, despite health education on food, exercise, and hygiene, children's health is an important concern in preschools. This study investigated the relationship between children's health and health education in New Zealand and Japan using a qualitative interpretative descriptive design method and semi-structured interviews with preschool teachers. Major children's health issues identified by preschool teachers in New Zealand were asthma, allergies, and dental hygiene....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preschool Children, Child Health, Health...
Higher education in Asia is becoming more prominent according to Western higher education researchers, but it is also being influenced by globalization, resulting in two types of structural inequality in higher education. Organizational justice relates to positive developments of educational organizations. It refers to the sense of fairness and equality on aspects of organization policies and regulations relating to individual interests perceived by organizations' internal members. This...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Organizational Climate, Organizational Culture,...
Motivation is by large a fundamental aspect in learning foreign languages which plays significant role in determining the outcome of the learning process. For more than a decade now, EFL in Indonesia have been in the stagnant period when various efforts could not result as expected. One of the problems is that those efforts often do not deal with the real problem in the real classroom practice. This paper reports on classroom application was conducted in order to boost students' motivation by...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Active...
This paper tells about teachers' schema in teaching reading. Based on some articles that the writer given, there are teachers who success in teaching reading and who are failed. The one of the cause why they are failed is because they did not apply the complete activities (pre-reading activities, while-reading and post-reading) in teaching reading. The types of reading activities are also explained to give a point of view for readers how to be a successful teacher in teaching reading.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Schemata (Cognition), Reading Instruction, Prereading Experience, Teaching Methods,...
Studies on out-of-class language learning strategies (OCLLSs) are usually divorced from the activities in class. Thus, this study addresses the connection of the two entities. The participants in this study were nine international postgraduate students who were undergoing their English language proficiency course in an institution in Malaysia. Data were gathered through their weekly online postings on Google + and interview during the course. The data from the students were triangulated with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Learning Activities, Class Activities, Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies,...
Among three sections that follow the Paper-Based TOEFL (PBT), many test takers find listening comprehension section is the most difficult. Thus, in this research the researcher aims to explore how students learn PBT's listening comprehension section effectively through song technique. This sounds like a more interesting and engaging way to learn language because music is a very powerful motivational tool for learning language. To reach the goal of this study, the researcher applied the grammar...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Test Preparation, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second...
This research paper aims to explore the usage of the English Auxiliary "Be" Present Tense Verb, using corpus based method among Malaysian form 4 and form 5 students. This study is conducted by identifying and classifying the types of errors in the Auxiliary "Be" Present Tense verb in students' compositions from the MCSAW corpus developed by (Mukundan & RezvaniKalajahi, 2013). 273 Form 5 sample essays and 295 Form 4 sample essays were taken from four different national...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Morphemes, English (Second Language), Error Patterns, Second Language Learning,...
Blogs are increasingly used in formal education to create personal learning environments, providing self-directed learners with more freedom, choice, and control over their learning. This paper will share findings of a study where students at the tertiary level were asked to commence blogs as a supplementary platform to engage in the learning of grammar where they could practise and learn specific grammar points shared by fellow course mates and instructors. The blogs also functioned as a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Journals, Electronic Journals,...
This study aimed to evaluate an ESP textbook in terms of McDonough and Shaw (2003) based on external and internal evaluation. The ESP textbook was "Special English for Computer Sciences" (2010) by Hojjat Baghban. This study also discussed the external evaluation and a detailed evaluation of a chapter of the ESP textbook. This ESP textbook was designed for teaching to students of computer sciences in the department of computer sciences in "Islamic Azad University," Larestan...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Speech Therapy, Textbook Evaluation, English for Science and Technology, Computer...
The shift of information form that is more technological oriented has encouraged EFL teachers to develop their students' literacy skill. This study used web based resources in order to motivate EFL learning and develop students' digital literacy. In conducting this study, twenty students were involved. The data were collected by means of questionnaires consisting of five aspects; students' self-efficacy, learning challenge, learning curiosity, learning involvement and recognition for digital...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
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Reticence has always been regarded as a problematic phenomenon among students in the ESL classrooms. Many instructors have expressed their frustrations to decode the reticent behaviour and work out suitable strategies to help students with such behaviour. Whenever such students do not engage in the classroom discourse, they are usually regarded as not having the desire to learn or lacking in cooperation. These explanations seem simplistic, bias and stereotypical. Based on a larger project on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Classroom Environment, College Students, Class Activities,...
Using exhibition for the final project in Sociolinguistic study is really interesting for Universitas Siswa Bangsa Internasional students, especially for 2011 English Department students. Exhibition becomes interesting because this is the new thing to conduct the final project for English Department students' cohort 2011 at Universitas Siswa Bangsa Internasional. The lecturer divides the students into pairs and each pairs should master one content or topic in Sociolinguistic study. The students...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Sociolinguistics, Foreign Students, English (Second Language),...
The aim of this research is to investigate the factors of demotivation in L2 learning of Pakistani undergraduates at the University of Balochistan, Quetta. A mixed-methods research design was employed in this study to explore the factors of demotivation. Quantitative data was obtained from the responses of a population of 116 first semester undergraduates in a questionnaire adopted from Sakai and Kikuchi (2009). The questionnaire comprised 35 close-ended items on a 5-point Likert scale on six...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Learning Motivation, Second Language...
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English for Specific Purposes (ESP) educators often face dilemma in deciding what lexical items to teach their students. In the field of English for Nursing Purposes (ENP), there is no exception on this issue as well. Only by analyzing the nursing corpus made up of essential core textbooks that can provide better insights and guide to both nursing students and educators. This research aims to highlight the 2,000 most frequently used nursing words across the core textbooks of nursing and to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English for Special Purposes, Nursing Education, Textbooks, English (Second...
Learning can take place almost anywhere, and this is especially true for our undergraduates who wish to become public speakers. Besides university course and public speaking workshops on campus grounds, undergraduates are now looking for a different learning environment--communication boot camps!! This study presents a compilation of learners' experience, fun-filled activities, insightful feedback and memorable boot camp moments as captured in camp photos and feedback surveys. It involves a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Public Speaking, Student Surveys, Content Analysis, Foreign...
This paper identifies differences between the three ethnic groups, namely, Kadazans/Dusuns, Bajaus, and other minority ethnic groups on the beliefs about learning English as a second language based on the five variables, that is, language aptitude, language learning difficulty, language learning and communicating strategies, nature of language learning as well as learning motivation and expectation. A modified version of Horwitz's (1987) Beliefs about Language Learning Inventory (BALLI) was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Ethnic...
Listening is one of the important language skills. Traditionally, listening skills have been taught in isolation or it is sometimes combined with speaking tasks. Dictogloss is an interactive method which promotes cooperative learning and can assist in the development of both the teacher and students' listening skills. Unlike in the traditional method of dictation, in dictogloss only the gist of the text is expected to be produced by the students. To find the usefulness of the method in a second...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Listening Comprehension, Listening Skills,...
This paper discusses how teachers explore teaching controversial issues in the Japanese language classroom to Japanese language learner (JLL) or culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students who have different cultural and political backgrounds. Assuring educational opportunities with consideration of JLLs' background is important especially in this globalized world. Students who spent several years in their home countries had missed the earlier part of the culture in the host countries,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Japanese, Second Language...
The purpose of this research, is to examine reading motivation of the primary 2, 3 and 4th grade students in the terms of gender, class and socioeconomic status. Research is structured according to model of survey in the descriptive type. In the collection, analysis and interpretation of the data "mix method". The sample consists of total of 769 students studying in the same province including class 2, 3 and 4 in three different schools. Research data is collected by scale of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Motivation, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4,...
Directive feedback is one of strategy to check students' grammatical error in writing. This strategy is used by the lecturer in PETA (Principle of Effective Teaching and Assessment) course during third semester. This research used case study to investigate whether directive feedback could improve students' writing skill. Besides that, it also tried to explore the commonest grammatical error in student's writing and students' feeling toward directive feedback. The participants of this research...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Writing Skills, Writing Improvement, Feedback (Response), Grammar, Case Studies,...
This study aimed to try to understand the views and attitudes of classroom teachers concerning students with reading difficulties. Data was collected using the semi-structured interview technique, which is among the qualitative data collection techniques. The researcher prepared a semi-structured interview with 5 questions to be addressed to classroom teachers. The findings were assessed under the headings "determination of reading difficulties", "reasons for reading...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Difficulties, Teacher Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews, Coping, Helping...
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This research studies Japanese "keigo" in the office domain, a case study at XXX Corporation Japan. "Keigo" consists of "sonkeigo," "kenjougo," and "teineigo." Each of those speech levels is going to be analyzed based on linguistic and nonlinguistic factors. In this qualitative research, the data are in form of natural conversations gained by using several techniques such as recording, observation, and interview. Natural conversations were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Japanese, Questionnaires, Case Studies, Corporations, Qualitative Research, Discourse...
This study investigated effect of student- and school-level variables on mathematics achievement of fourth- and eighth-grade students using the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 data of Turkey. The common variables addressed in student and school questionnaires were compared. Due to nested structure of the TIMSS data, hierarchical linear modeling analysis was performed. According to findings of the study, for both grade levels, of all teacher-related variables,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics, Student Characteristics, Elementary...
This survey study aims to determine the gender role perceptions of high school students regarding several professions. 724 female (56.9%) and 548 male (43.1%) formed the sample of a total of 1272 high school students. The "Gender Role Perceptions regarding Various Professions Questionnaire" was used to determine the gender role perceptions of high school students based on various professions. The findings demonstrated that high school students perceived the professions of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sex Role, High School Students, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Occupations,...
Though, Ethiopia registered an extraordinary achievement in terms of increasing student enrolment, still quality of education remains a challenge and is becoming a bottleneck. One of the problems might be the structure and nature of teacher education itself. The purpose of this study therefore was to critically examine the existing literature and policy documents and come up with effective as well as valuable modality of teacher education which will be workable in Ethiopian context. In...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education, Educational Policy,...
This paper explores the alignment of student and instructor experiences when employing ePortfolio activities in a Canadian higher education context. Successful ePortfolio activities are operationalized as exhibiting alignment of expectations between students and instructors, whereas misalignment of expectations is characteristic of a poorer experience for the learners. Our research has shown that although this is typically the case, there exist instances of misalignment where the students still...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Portfolios (Background...
The Central Communist Party (CCP) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) describes China as a unified multinational country. National policies advocate cultural diversity in the educational system with particular emphasis on the notion that diverse ethnic minorities contribute to "zhonghua minzu"--a single united Chinese nationality. Drawing upon the theoretical frameworks of musical authenticity as well as two tenets of liberalism theory, equal concern and cultural neutrality, the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Social Systems, Political Issues, Educational Policy, Student...
The aim of this study is to determine pre-service social studies teachers' views about the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT). The study was conducted within the framework of case-study which is one of the qualitative research methods. The study-group consists of 13 pre-service teachers. Two semi-structured interview forms were used to collect data. Descriptive analysis approach was utilized for the analysis of the collected data. Upon reviewing of the results, it was seen that during the interviews...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Case Studies, Qualitative...
Epistemology is the branch of philosophy that investigates human knowledge, in particular its source, nature, limitations, system, and accuracy. The most critical issues in epistemology are considered to be belief in the nature of knowledge and belief in the nature of knowing. Since epistemology involves the structuring processes of knowledge, it assumed to be associated with individual differences, which are influential in determining an individual's ability to organize their thoughts and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Epistemology, Cognitive Style, Preservice Teachers, Statistical Analysis, Foreign...
Representations are fundamental tools to support argumentation in science learning. However, little is known about how preservice science teachers (PSTs) with different argumentation understandings view and use representations in argumentation. Therefore, the purpose of this case study was to explore the views and practices of PSTs' use of representations for argumentation purposes. The participants were six graduate students enrolled in an argumentation course in a northeastern university in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Persuasive Discourse, Case Studies, Student...
This study examined the relationship between self-concept, attitude of the students towards mathematics, and math achievement. Also, this study investigated the influence of study habits on achievement; study habits on attitude of students to mathematics. The influence of gender and self-concept and study habit group on achievement and attitude towards mathematics were separately investigated. The method adopted was correlation design. Two hundred (200) Senior Secondary School 2 students (Male...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction,...
ePortfolios are embedded into several degree programs at Charles Sturt University in Australia to maximize the value of ePortfolio purposes for students working in or towards a profession. ePortfolio design has been embedded into a Master of Education curriculum for five years. Graduates of this degree program are classroom teachers, and some have leadership positions in education. The aim of this article is to report findings of a research project investigating continued use of the Master of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Portfolios (Background Materials), Technology Uses in Education, Masters Programs,...
This research has been carried out to investigate the relation between social media usage of secondary school students and their perceived human values. The population of the research consisted of 1952 students, of which 48% were female and 52% were male, 7th and 8th grade students attending secondary schools in central Adiyaman in 2014-2015 academic years. Nine secondary schools were selected randomly. Data for the research were collected through "Human Values Scale" developed by...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Secondary School...
Webquest, first introduced by Dodge in 1995, is a research and inquiry tool that uses the Internet as a resource. The interest of the students regarding the characteristics is included in the related literature according to the researches made. There is a need for studies to be regarded by the teacher candidates for the webquests regarded by the teachers and students. The purpose of this research is to determine the opinions of Turkish teacher candidates who have knowledge about Webquest and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Internet, Web...
The article is dedicated to the issue of teaching EFL listening in Kurdistan region of Iraq. The important role of listening skills in a FL learning is presented, and the difficulties of listening are analyzed, including language (vocabulary, grammar) and psychological (low motivation and self-confidence as well as a high level of listening anxiety) factors. The article involves a questionnaire survey with participation of 98 students from 8 universities in Kurdistan Region of Iraq and 28...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Listening...
The current study aimed to find out the effect of situated learning on students' Vocational English learning. This research employed a mixed method research design. In the quantitative part of the study, pre-tests and post-tests were implemented to investigate the differences in students' vocational English learning between the experimental and the control group. Besides, the qualitative part of the research consisted of semi-structured interviews in order to explore students' perceptions about...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Semi Structured Interviews, Experimental Groups, Control Groups,...
Nowadays, inclusive schools should be characterized by a high level of commitment in teacher training. To achieve this goal, teachers should be trained in teaching competences in contexts of a great diversity. Their task will be to teach intellectually disabled students by adapting the educational contents through the use of educational resources. In this context, an interdisciplinary training based on integrating social and cultural values is to develop capacities and skills which are related...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Intellectual Disability, Inclusion, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Education,...
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of science instruction given through the game and physical activities course in accordance with interdisciplinary teaching approaches on students' science achievement and retention. The participants were 82 third grade students from a public elementary school. Three classes were chosen as experimental groups and one class was chosen as a control group in the school. The instruction period lasted for five weeks in all groups. The data were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Educational Games, Physical Activities,...
The purpose of this research is to determine the effect of vocational high school administrators' leadership behaviors on teacher job satisfaction. The study group of the research consists of 21 technical teachers who work at vocational high schools in the city of Isparta. The data obtained have been analyzed by calculating the frequency, arithmetic mean, correlation and regression analyses. The vocational high school administrators exhibit all types of behaviors in every dimension of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Vocational Education, High Schools, Principals, Leadership Styles, Administrator...
In the 21st century, globalization and technological developments in different domains of life have accentuated the importance of multilingualism and multiculturalism in studying English and French as foreign languages in different countries of the world, including Turkey. This research is aimed at determining the effects of learning vocabulary in French as a foreign language (FFL) through internet-based study. This study used a mixed-method (quantitative and qualitative) approach. In the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Second Language Instruction, French, Internet, Educational Technology, Technology...
This paper presents a checklist that scaffolds teachers' professional decision-making with regard to differentiated instruction. It discusses the way the concept of differentiated instruction may be applied in an evidence-informed way by presenting a checklist for high-quality differentiated instruction (DI). We tried to tackle the question of how to implement differentiated instruction in a research-informed way. We sought answers in meta-analyses on effective teaching practices. To...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Check Lists, Educational Quality, Teaching Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique),...
Technical education has been identified as one of the most effective human resource development that needs to be embraced for rapid industrialization and sustainable technological development of any nation. Technical education has been an integral part of national development in many societies because of its impact on productivity and economic development. This paper discusses the dearth of skilled technical manpower in Nigeria and its effect on the technological development of the nation. It...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Technical Education, Sustainable Development, Job Skills, Technological Advancement,...
Gucciardi et al. (2009) suggest that mental toughness is more a function of environment than domains, and as such, mental toughness is potentially important in any environment that requires performance setting, challenges, and adversities. Due to vital importance of mental toughness in sports and particularly in soccer, this paper focused on the comparison of sport mental toughness levels of soccer officials with their age group, education level, refereeing category and sports experience years....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Team Sports, Comparative Analysis, Sport Psychology, Age Differences, Educational...
This study aimed to identify secondary school teachers' views on levels of organizational support, organizational identification and climate of initiative and to determine whether there were any significant differences between these views based on teachers' demographic characteristics and whether there were significant differences between teachers' climate of initiative levels and levels of their organizational support and organizational identification. Universe of the study conducted with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Organizational Climate, School Support, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics,...
This research has been conducted to discuss the absenteeism in compulsory education and the proposed policies for reducing this problem with the school practices. In this context, the general situation regarding the absenteeism in the Turkish education system has been put forward and the current practices and policies have been addressed. Furthermore, in other countries, the current situation and practices of non-attendance in the compulsory education process and what can be done are discussed....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Attendance, Compulsory Education, Qualitative Research, Educational Policy,...
Traditional school subjects are challenged by the acceleration of access to knowledge in the new age of media available to both teachers and students. Teachers who are socialized into existing traditional practices are now encouraged to introduce technology into their pedagogy. This Paper explores a particular way in which teachers can creatively introduce a new and useful technology known as Instructional Digital Storytelling (IDS), guided by the Technological, Pedagogical and Content...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Story Telling, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods,...
This study aims at determining the occupational anxiety level of pre-service physical education teachers according to variables, and revealing the correlation between occupational anxiety and academic self-efficacy. Study group consists of 586 pre-service teachers from 10 different universities in Turkey. Data is collected by "Occupational Anxiety Scale for Pre-Service Teachers (OAS)" and "Academic Self-Efficacy Scale (ASES)." T-test and One-Way ANOVA are used for data...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers,...
In this research, it is aimed to investigate classroom management problems of middle school 6th and 7th grade teachers in traditional and technology-supported classrooms and differences between them. For this purpose the opinions of the students in the 4th grade of Primary Education Department in Faculty of Education of S├╝leyman Demirel University have been taken. In data analysis, t- test was used by calculating the arithmetic mean. As a result of the research it has been found that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Middle...
In this study, it was aimed to evaluate the reading performances of 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders. The study was designed in a scanning model. The research was conducted with 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students studying in Bayburt, Turkey. The appropriate reading rates, reading speeds and reading errors of the students were examined by asking them to read a narrative text appropriate to their class. The texts were selected from the books distributed to the schools by the Ministry of National Education....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Reading Achievement, Elementary School...
In decades Peer Instruction (PI) has been confirmed that it can improve students' conceptual understanding. Anyway the main problem for using PI is an audience responding system which is required for gathering students' answer, to enhance the learning process of PI instead of using Clickers which cost about 40 USD per item. In this work we decided to use Plickers: the free application in smartphones. The purpose of this research is to develop the students' conceptual understanding in work and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Peer Teaching, Audience Response Systems, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices,...
This study is based on the "2014 the Schweitzer Program" in Taiwan which spanned for four weeks from the 2nd to 29th of August. The lessons included four classes of multimedia picture books and eight game-based lessons. The aim of this research is to describe how to integrate the theory of "Multiple Intelligence (MI)" by Howard Gardner as well as the theories of "Cooperative Learning", and "Game-Based Teaching" into summer intensive English classes among...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Action Research, Multiple Intelligences, Cooperative Learning, Educational Games,...
The purpose of this study is to reveal the perception levels of problem solving skills of elementary school students. The sample of the study is formed by totally 264 elementary students attending to 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade in a big city in Turkey. Data were collected by means of "Perception Scale for Problem Solving Skills" which consists of two sub-dimensions. As a result of the study, the perception level of problem solving skills of elementary school students was high and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Problem Solving, Measures (Individuals), Gender Differences, Student Attitudes,...
The aim of this study is to determine how the 5-6 year-old preschool children evaluate the humour through pictural analysis of their drawings about humour. The study was conducted with 52 preschoolers aged 5-6 at independent preschools attached to the Ministry of National Education. The data were collected through drawing and interview techniques. The obtained data were analysed by using the content analysis technique. The drawings by the preschoolers were found to support the Absurd Theory,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Humor, Pictorial Stimuli, Freehand Drawing,...
The purpose of this research is to evaluate the quality service in higher education in Marmara and Nigde Omer Halisdemir Universities' department of education students. This study was prepared using a screening model from quantitative research methods. The sample of this research comprised 886 university students attending the higher education institutions mentioned. The Scale of Service Quality in Higher Education Institutions is composed a data collection tool consisting of 28 items and 6...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Delivery Systems, Statistical Analysis,...
Environmental Sustainability Performance Contract (PC) targets were introduced in the 2012/13 financial year as part of the broader public sector reforms and a strategy for performance improvement in the public service that includes Kenyan public universities. However, no evaluation has been conducted to assess performance improvement and impact. The objectives of this study were to; assess the PC targets reporting by public universities in Kenya; assess the authenticity of reporting; establish...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sustainability, State Universities, Foreign Countries, Reports, Conservation...